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Simmons College 
300 The Fenway 
Boston, MA 02115 

Microcosm 2012 
Volume: 102 








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Simmons College President 

Helen Drinan 




about President Drinan 



President Drinan has been a leader in both for-profit and non-profit organizations 
which have given her a host of knowledge to use at Simmons. President Drinan is an 
alum of not one, but two Simmons graduate students. She graduated the Simmons 
School of Management and the school Library and Information Science. 

She assumed the role of President in 2008. During her time at Simmons she has led 
Simmons to a position of competitive strength — financially, academically and 
operationally — in an economic climate which has been especially challenging for the 
higher education field.President Drinan attended Mount Holyoke College as an 
undergraduate, which means she knows the value of an all-women's college. Drinan 
was a well-known and highly respected leader in healthcare, civic, and business circles 
before assuming the Presidency of Simmons College. 

Since 1995 Drinan has been a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Cross Blue 
Shield of Massachusetts. She currently serves the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a 
member of the Court Management Advisory Board, a group of private citizens 
appointed to assist with improving the operations of the Commonwealth's court 
system; she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Independent 
Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM), the Boston Chamber of 
Commerce, the board of leaders for 2020 Women on Boards, an organization dedicated 
to increasing the number of women on U.S. public boards to 20% or greater by the year 
2020, and is a member of the Massachusetts Women's Forum. 

Drinan received an MBA from the Simmons School of Management in 1978, a Master of 
Library and Information Science for the Simmons Graduate School of Library and 
Information Science in 1975, and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in 1969. In 1993, 
the School of Management named her the recipient of the Phyllis Rappaport Alumnae 
Achievement Award. 





iducation can change the world. We know that with a 
great education we can do amazing things. Simmons 

students are smart, vivacious, outgoing, creative, 

determined, and passionate. It is with the support of 

amazing faculty and staff that Simmons students take on 

their dreams and overcome challenges. We asked you why 

you chose Simmons College and this is what you told us. "I 

chose Simmons College because I have a passion for 

institutions that support women. Once I stepped on campus 

I knew it was a college filled with a strong, intelligent, and 

driven student body and faculty. It has been a positive 

community for me to grow into an independent woman. I 

have made many friends and connections I will never 

forget", is what Megan McCabe said. According to Carolyn 

Noyes, "There were many reasons why I ultimately decided 

to come to Simmons over other institutions, but it was the 

personalization that first hooked me. When I got my 

acceptance packet in the mail there was a letter that tolde 

me why I was wanted as part of the Simmons community, 

including what was mentioned in my application, essays, 

and letters of recommendation. I was so impressed that not 

only had Simmons read my application, but they took the 

time to write me back such a thoughtful response." When 

asked this question Samantha Schenck said, "I chose 

Simmons because when I visited campus it felt like home. 

The community was friendly, faculty seemed to truly care 

about me as an individual, students wanted to be engaged 

and were excited about the opportunities they were given, 

the academics were rigorous and would help me grow as an 

academic and prepare me for my future, and the campus 

was beautiful. When I walked into 300 The Fenway, I could 

see myself living here for the next four years, growing into 

the person I had always wanted to become and being able to 

succeed." Simmons students can agree that it wasn't just the 

superb classes and faculty that drew them to Simmons, but 

also that Simmons felt like a place they would be able to 

grow, learn, and call home. 



Dean of the College 
of Arts & Sciences 



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In September of 2011 Renee T. White became Dean of the College of 
Arts and Sciences. She is an expert in issues of gender, race, and HIV/ 
AIDS. Before becoming the Dean at Simmons White was a professor of 
sociology and Black studies at Fairfield University, where she was 
appointed the first academic coordinator for Diversity and Global 
Citizenship and helped develop Service for Justice, a sophomore 
residential community focused on diversity and social justice. Her 
research and teaching areas include reproductive health, social 
inequality, sexuality, and social justice, particularly related to women 
of color. She has served on the board for the Hispanic Health Council 
Institutional Review Board in Hartford, CT; and has been a member of 
the American Sociological Association; the Institute for Women's Policy 
Research; the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, 
Culture, and Society; and the National Black Women's Health Project. 
White also was a Wye Faculty Fellow at the Aspen Institute, and was 
selected as a Delegate for Vision 2020, a national initiative dedicated to 
gender equity. She received a National Endowment for the Humanities 
summer Fellowship in Black film studies. White holds a B.A. from 
Brown University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. 



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heard, 




Students are hard at work in 
their classes 



Learn to think logically and 
solve problems with a computer 
science major 



ART & MUSIC 

Bridget Lynch, Colleen Kiely, Edie Bresler, Gregory Slowik, 
Margaret Hanni, Vaughn Sills 



noted, 




The Communications 

Department has some amazing 

alum, like Denise Di Novi 



quoted. 

"I like learning different 
ways to communicate my 
ideas, which is why I study 
Communications" 




Biology 

D. Bruce Gray, Charlotte Russell, Elizabeth Scott, Jane 

Lopilato, Jonathan Reichard, Jyl Richards, Kevin Murphy, 

Maria Abate, Mary Owen, Tracy Machinski 



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Chemistry 

Michael J. Berger, Changqing Chen, Richard W. Gurney, 

Michael D. Kaplan, Cheryl L. Lavoie, Nancy E. Lee, Jennifer 

A. Roecklein-Canfield, Leonard J. Soltzberg 




Communications 

Joan Abrams, Gabriela Antunes, Judith Aronson, Sid Berger, 

Dan Connell, James Corcoran, MJ Craig, Marlene G. Fine, 

Ellen Grabiner, Len Mailloux, Alissa Miller, Andrew Porter, 

Judith Richland, Bob White 




Computer Science 

Margaret Menzin, Nanette Veilleus, and Bruce Tis 



History of the Economics Department at 
Simmons College: 

Economics courses have been offered at 
Simmons since the college was founded in 1899, 
but it wasn't until 1966-1967 that the Economics 
Department was established and economics 
was offered as a concentration. Until that time, 
economics was only offered under "Courses of 
Instruction." 

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Economics 

Masato Aoki, Donald Basch, Carole Biewener, Niloufer 

Sohrabji 



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The Simmons Department of Education: 
Building on a century of experience and expertise, 
Simmons offers an exceptional undergraduate 
program in education as well as many exciting 
graduate programs. 

Whether you've always known you want to teach or 
have only come to that understanding recently, 
Simmons College congratulates you on choosing to 
prepare for a profession that can be both satisfying 
and challenging. 
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Education 

Paul Abraham, Joy Bettencourt, Janet Chumley, Maryellen 

Cunnion, Ellen May Davidson, Stephen Furtado, Daren 

Graves, Helen Guttentag, Stephanie Hamel, Roberta Kelly, 

Gary Oakes, Alfred Rocci, Jr., Janie Ward 



English 

J. Douglas Perry, Renee Bergland, Pamela Bromberg, Kelly 

Hager, Sheldon George, David Gullette, Suzanne Leonard, 

Cathryn Mercier, Lowry Pei, Afaa Michael Weaver, Richard 

Wollman 




1 1 STORY 

Laura Prieto, Professor Laurie Crumpacker, Sarah Leonard, 
Zhigang Liu, Stephen Ortega, Stephen Berry, John Trevor 

Coates 




IANAGEMENT 

Jill Avery, Bonita Betters-Reed, Stacy Blake-Beard, Patricia 

Deyton, Shuili Du, Mary Finlay, Indra Guertler, Paula 
Gutlove, Susan Hass, Cynthia Ingols, Deborah Kolb, J. Barry 
Lin, Deborah Marlino, Sylvia Maxfield, Jane Mooney, Lynda 
Moore, Teresa Nelson, Mindell Reiss Nitkin, Susan Sampson, 

Mary Shapiro, Spela Trefalt, Abbott Weiss, Nataliya Zaiats 



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DEPARIMENISi 




Math 

David S. Browder, Donna L. Beers, Michael L. Brown, Robert 
Goldman, Margaret S. Menzin, David Novak 




IODERN LANGUAGES 

Danisa Bonacic, Lylian Bourgois, Tulio Campos, Florence 

Ciret-Strecker, Louise Cohen, Eduardo Febles, Alister Inglis, 

Zhigang Liu, Dolores Pelaez-Benitez, Ruihua Sun 



seen 







On a nice day the tables 
outside are hot commodities 




The history department 
has so many interesting 
classes to take 



noted, 



Managment classes teach 
you how to manage people 

and businesses 



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"I like the way 
Languages combines 
culture and linguistics." - 
Krystle Gillietti 



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History of the Nursing Program: 
Simmons College has provided higher 
education programs for Nurses since its 
beginning in 1902 and for the Nurse 
practitioners since 1978. In 2007 the 
Department celebrated the 100th anniversary of 
the first graduating class of Simmons Nurses. 

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Nursing 

Josephine Atinaja-aller, Anne-Marie Barron, Judy A. Beal, Charlene J. Berube, 

Terry Buttaro, LaDonna Christian, Jean Christoersen, Margaret Costello, 

Terry Davies, Sarah Cass, Desmond M. Colette, Dieujuste, Susan M Duty, 

Priscilla Gazarian, Donna M. Glynn, Makeda Kamara, Rebecca Koeniger- 

Donohue, Jocelyn Lotus, Arlene J. Lowenstein, Maria Lynch, Eileen M. 

McGee, Linda R. Moniz, Susan Neary, Janet Sweeney Rico, Patricia 

Rissmiller, Karen Harvey Teeley, Victor Tsveybel, Sarah Volkman, Nathan W. 

Samuels, Julie Vosit-Steller, Olga M. Sullivan, Patricia A. White 




Philosophy & Sociology 

Wanda Torres Gregory, Diane Raymond, Sue Stafford, Jo 

Trigilio, Shirong Luo, Valerie Leiter, Jyoti Puri, Stephen 

London, Becky Thompson, Shelley White 



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Nutrition 

Nancie Harvey Herbold Ed.D., R.D., Lisa Sciacca 

Brown, Ph.D., R.D., Sari Edelstein, Ph.D., R.D., 

Teresa T. Fung, S.D., R.D., Elizabeth Metallinos- 

Katsaras, Ph.D., R.D. 



The Psychology Department: 
Psychology at Simmons provides students with 
both an opportunity and a resource. The 
opportunity is to learn in conjunction with a 
dedicated, able and available faculty what 
psychology is and can be. The resource is the variety 
of courses, ideas and facilities found both within the 
department and beyond that enable psychology to 
contribute to students' college experience and career 
plans. 

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Psychology 

Rachel Galli, Gerald P. Koocher, Geoffrey Turner, Gregory 
Feldman, Sarah Martin, John Reeder 



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The Department of Women & Gender Studies: The 
Department of Women's and Gender Studies helps 
students develop theoretical, empirical, and 
methodological perspectives for studying the status 
and experiences of women. By considering gender 
in diverse national and international contexts, 
students study the multiple and contested meanings 
and roles of gender to develop an understanding of 
how gender is related to other social categories such 
as race, class, age, sexuality, religion, and 
nationality. 

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Women & Gender Studies 

Dawna Thomas, Carole Biewener, Laurie Crumpacker, Kelly 

Hager, Diane Hammer, Laura Prieto, Diane Raymond, Mary 

Jane Treacy, Jo Trigilio 






Students stroll outside on 
their way to classes 



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Take philosophy and 
answers questions about 

LIFE 



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Nutrition teaches you about 
how to keep yourself and 

others healthy 




"I like Nursing because I 
get to help people every 
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Dean's Investitures 





An investiture is a ceremony where honors or rank are formally conferred to a 
person. In this case it was the rank of Dean that was bestowed. Simmons hasn't 
had an investiture in many years, but this year three investitures ocurred and 
Renee White became the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Judy Beal was 
inducted as the Dean of the School or Nursing and Health Sciences, and Cathy 
Minehan became the Dean of the School of Management. 









Renee White is a leading 

expert on gender, race, and 

HIV/AIDS and a former 

professor of sociology and 

Black studies at Fairfield 

University. 

Her areas of research 

include reproductive health, 

social inequality, sexuality, 

and social justice. She is the 

current Dean of the College, 

of Arts and Sciences. 





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Judy Beal has 
served Simmons 
College for nearly 
30 years and was 
vice president of 
the Massachusetts 
Association of 
Colleges of 
Nursing. Judy Beal 
is the Dean of the 
School of Nursing 
and Health 
Sciences at 
Simmons. 





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Cathy Minehan is the Dean of 

the School of Management 

and is a recognized business 

and finance expert, who w as 

the former president and CEO 

of the Federal Reserve Bank of 

Boston. She sees herself as a 

leader who sets targets and 

goals, and who listens and 

revises her decisions based on 

others' input. 

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Hammer, 



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Scott Ross Center 



For more than 100 years, 
Simmons College has 
inspired its students to 
combine learning with 
action for a more just and 
equitable world. Today, 
the Scott /Ross Center (S/ 
RC) for Community 
Service takes the lead in 
advancing this 
commitment to visionary 
education and civic 
engagement. The S/RC 
works closely with nearly 
60 community-based 
organizations to provide 
experience-based 
learning. 




Study: 
Abroad 



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a student's view: 




opular 

destinations 



Only a month in and this experience has already changed my life. 
Every day I walk out my door, its an adventure. I never know what 
I'm going to see or experience in a country that is totally new to me. 
Not to mention I'm traveling to a new city every other weekend. I 
love art history and architecture, so I definitely came to the right 
place to see masterpieces first hand. People always used to say to 
me that studying abroad was the best thing that ever happened to 
them. And I never really understood why, until now. No one will 
be able to know the true meaning and feelings behind your stories 
except for those who were with you. You meet so many people and 
everyone is friendly and accepting because you are all in the same 
foreign boat. While I would prefer Dunkins over an espresso and I 
miss my friends and family terribly, I am having the time of my life 
and forging memories I'll never forget." by Micayla Boari 




Florence 



Australia 





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Every semester Simmons students take 

off on a journey of a lifetime and travel 

the world. From China to Peru and Italy 

to Japan. Students take their studies 

internationally to learn about themselves, 

new cultures, and their major of choice. 

With the helpt of the Simmons Study 

Abroad Office, many people are able to 

travel and learn. 




Greece 



Norway 



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Simmons Study Abroad 
Office and Micayla Boari 



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here are many different reasons why people decide to 
to Simmons. The academics. The city. Simmons' 

reputation as an educational institution. But what they get 

from Simmons is so much more than great academics. They 

find amazing friends. Interesting women who are 

passionate about their friends, extracurriculars, and school 

work. There are so many clubs and organizations to take 

part in at Simmons. The Collegiate Entrpreneurship 

Organization, The Sexuality, Women's and Gender Center, 

Microcosm, The Voice, PRSSA, BSO, SG A, Model UN, and 

so much more. The opportunities are endless. It isn't just 

clubs and organizations to get involved with, there are 

sports teams and intramurals, LEAP classes, and volunteer 

organizations. There truly is something for everybody at 

Simmons! There is no end to the possibilities for getting 

involved with Simmons and our community. One of the 

things Simmons believes strongly in is giving back to our 

community and to combine learning with community 

service in order to create a fairer world. Thanks to the Scott/ 

Ross Center every Simmons student has the opportunity to 

be involved in their community. There is no end to the ways 

that are available to get involved in their community. There 

is no end to the ways that are available to get involved in 

Simmons and to form lasting relationships and friendships. 















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Sarah Neill assumed the role of Dean for Student Life in June 2009, having served as the 
Associate Dean of Student Life for eleven years. As associate dean, she played a leading 
role in matters pertaining to student health and wellness across the College and has 
presented at regional and national conferences on related topics. Prior to her tenure at 
Simmons, Neill served as assistant dean at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and 
has additional student affairs experience working at Smith College and Lesley and 
Bentley Universities. Neill has chaired the New England Associate Student Affairs Think 
Tank, comprised of deans from a range of colleges and universities from the New 
England region. She also is the recipient of the 2004 Award for Professional Excellence 
from the Massachusetts Association for Women in Education. Neill holds a B.A. from the 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an Ed.M. from Harvard University. 



The Office of the Dean for Student Life, of which Sarah is in charge, coordinates a 
comprehensive set of programs and services designed to enhance Simmons College 
undergraduate and graduate students' educational experiences. The Student Life 
Division is comprised of the Athletics Department, the Counseling Center, Disability 
Services, the Health Center, the Health Education Program, the Office of Residence Life, 
the Office of Student Leadership and Activities, and Spiritual Life. 



Sarah Neill is supportive of all students on campus and thus has contributed to 
Simmons's vibrancy. 




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"Welcome 
class of 2015" 



The Simmons Orientation Leaders 

volunteer their time over the 

summer to help new students get 

around and introduce them to 

Simmons. Orientation Leaders, 

Street Team Members, and 

Residence Life Staff welcome 

them to campus during move-in 




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college life 



Take advantage of 
being in Boston and 
explore the city! 
There is so much 
availble to you. 

Get to know the 
members of the 
faculty. They are all 
fantastic and have so 
much information to 
share that goes 
beyond the 
classroom. 



Find clubs that you 
want to join. You 
make amazing friends 
through taking part 
in student life. 



Take classes outside 
your major. You 
might discover that 
you have a passion for 
something you never 
thought you would 
enjoy. 

These four years are 
amazing, take it one 
day at a time and 
enjoy your time at 
Simmons! 



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The purpose of Honors Convocation is to welcome and 

inform freshman about Simmons and it is the first event for 

seniors to celebrate their last year at Simmons. 




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Seeing all the seniors in caps and 
gowns and your professors in their 
academic dress is a great experience. It 
is nice to recognize students who have 
achieved academic honors and those 
that will be graduating in the spring. 



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"MY parents loved 

BEING A PART OF THE 

SIMMONS 
COMMUNITY" 




Being at college is a very 
independent time. But once a year, 
parents flock to Simmons to see 
how their daughters are thriving at 
Simmons. Activities and events are 
planned to make sure they have a 
great time! 



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Take your parents to 
Bartol Hall so they 
can experience a day 
in your life as a 
Simmons student. 




There are so many 
sports events 
happening druing 
family weekend. 
Support the 
Simmons sports 
teams and cheer 
them on! 



Take your parents 
to the fifth floor of 
the management 
building. It has a 
great view of the 
city. 



Make sure to check 
out the Prudential 
Center. There are 
lots of places to 
shop and eat! 



Make sure to bring 
some money for 
shopping when you 
stop by Newbury 
Street. 




Choosing a major is a 
daunting task so the 
Student Government 
Association organizes 
a "major" shopping 
trip. Different 
departments set up 
around the Fens to 
advertise their majors. 
Students get the 
opportunity to talk to 
professors to better 
understand their 
majors. The "trip" gave 
a better insight into 
what majors entail and 
Simmons has to offer. 
Students had the 
advantage of exploring 
the possibilities their 
futures hold. 








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celebration 




The Residence Hall 
Association's 
Illumination Celebration 
turns the Simmons 
Quad into a magical 
place. Every residence 
hall decorates the front 
of their dorm with lights 
to spread cheer among 
the campus. The quad 
truly looked like a 
winter wonderland this 
year... minus the snow. 



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winter 

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Winter Wonderland is a 
time to celebrate with 
friends during the holiday 
season, to eat cupcakes, and 
to see your professor dress 
up like Santa. The first-year 
class council sponsors this 
annual event each year. 




The Simmons Soiree was held 

at the John Joseph Moakley 

Courthouse is located in the 

heart of Boston's Seaport. It 

was a magical event sitting at 

the tables near the glass wall 

overlooking the sea. The food 

was fantastic, the music was 

great, and memories were 

made with friends. 






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"The monologues are extremely important for the Simmons community because they empower women 
to speak openly about their lives, experiences, and bodies — something society encourages women not to 
do," -Sarah Cyr-Mutty 12 



The Vagina Monologues is made up of 
a varying number of monologues read 
by a varying number of women. Every 
monologue somehow relates to the 
vagina, be it through sex, love, rape, 
menstruation, female genital 
mutilation, masturbation, birth, 
orgasm, the variety of names for the 
vagina, or simply as a physical aspect 
of the body. A recurring theme 
throughout the piece is the vagina as a 
tool of female empowerment, and the 
ultimate embodiment of individuality. 




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class councils 









Every year the class 
councils plan events for 
the school as a 
community. The Winter 
Wonderland dinner is 
one such event. Fun 
times are had by all at 
the events put on. 
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SGA e-board 

Who's who in SGA 





Samantha 
Schenk is ., 
the 
President 

of SGA 




Jackie 
Khan is 
the 

Treasurer 
of SGA 




Molly 

Maidman 

is the 

Academic 

Affairs 

Officer 




Priyal 
Goyal is 
the 

Secretary 
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SGA represents the executive 
branch of the entire student body. 
The primary focus of SGA is to 
meet as a board regularly to 
discuss relevant bureaucratic 
matters within the student body 
as well as within the 
administration. 






Anna 
Wolfson is 
the Like 
Minds Co- 
Chair 




Sandy Lor is 
the Student 
Affairs 
Officer for 
SGA 




Roxanne 
Groomer is 
the Vice 
President of 
SGA 




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The Resident 
Advisors are our 
answer for most any 
problem that can 
occur on campus at 
Simmons. From that 
weird sound in your 
dorm room to floor 
snacks, they take care 
of it all. 




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The Office of Student Leadership 
and Activities organizes programs 
throughout the year to enrich the 
college experience by empowering 
students to take the lead in 
activities outside the classroom. 
OSLA organizes many programs 
such as the Emerging Leaders 
Program and New Student 
Orientation. 




Susan Chudd is most known for 
being the director of OSLA. 
However, this is just one of her 
many positions. She coordinates 
lUndergrad Orientation, the 
■Emerging Leaders Program, and 
^advises SGA and the Microcosm. 

John O'Conner is a Campus 
Life Coordinator and Resident 
Director of North and South. 
Before joining the Simmons 
staff in 2010, he worked at 
Emmanuel and MCPHS as a 
Res Life staff member. 

Julia Golden is a Campus 
Life Coordinator and the 
Resident Director of Smith 
and Evans. She received 
her undergrad degree for 
History and Sociology at 
UMass Dartmouth. 



Tia Miller is both a Campus 
Life Coordinator and the RD 
'of Simmons Hall. She started 
at Simmons in the summer of 
2010, coming from three 
year's experience as an RD at 
Stonehill Cololege. 



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Abby Field works in the 
Office of Student 
Leadership and Activities. 
When asked what she 
thinks of her job her 
response was, "I like 
working here because I am 
able to interact with all of 
the student organizations 
and I know all about the 
events." 



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The campus dining halls are 

where we eat breakfast, lunch, 

and dinner. Hours can be 

spent eating brunch on a 

Sunday afternoon. The lines 

for Stella's omelette's are 

always long, but everybody 

knows they are well worth the 

wait. Quadside, The Fens, 

Bartol, Java City, and Meyers 

are all great locations on 

campus to get a wrap or your 

afternoon caffeine. 



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school within 
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The Colleges of the Fenway 

are a consortium of colleges in 

the Fenway area. The 

consortium provides.the 

colleges with dance projects, 

bands, intramurals, and events 

to bond the consortium 

together. Students can also 

cross register at any of the 

colleges involved. 




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Corr 



ommuter Students 






My name is Melissa Walter 
and am the current President 
of the Commuter Student 
Organization. I commute 
from Quincy, which is about 
20 minutes by car and 45 min 
by public transportation. It is 
a goal of mine to bridge the 
gap between the resident and 
commuter student 
population in order to create 
a more inclusive community. 
I have experienced feeling 
excluded because of my 
status as a commuter 
student, it has been 
important to me that an 

organization like this exists on campus, to 
provide a resource and be a support system to 
commuter students trying to find their way on 
campus. We have collaborated with many 
organizations in order to increase campus 
vibrancy by bringing these two groups of 
students together for events. Being so 
involved myself, as the president of CSO, as a 
former Orientation Leader and S101 
Facilitator, and as an instructor of the RAD 
program with Public Safety on campus, I have 
served alongside my E-board members as 
proof that getting involved is possible and 
have been continuing to work toward getting 
all students as involved as possible. 



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One of the things I'm most inspired by is human emotion. I love to produce 
art that evokes an emotional reaction or societal realization. I think that the 
most important thing an artist can do is make someone think, feel, or open 
their eyes. When an artists realizes that they have the creative freedom to 
move others, the artist becomes empowered to do so. 



student art 

SHI 




Every year in January 

beautiful paintings, 

drawings, prints, and 

photographs line the 

wall of the Trustman 

Art Gallery on the 

4th floor of the Main 

College Building 

showcasing students' 

hard work. 




WHAT IS Y^MR INSPIRATION? 




"What always inspires me is the atmosphere of living in 
a city. Anytime I feel like I need new ideas the city has 
infinite options from museums, to architecture. Just 
taking a walk in the city always helps med to see the 
world differently and find something to photograph. " 
-Ariella Brown 




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"What always inspires me is the atmosphere of living in a city. Anytime I 
feel like I need new ideas the city has infinite options from museums, to 
architecture. Just taking a walk in the city always helps med to see the 
world differently and find something to photograph. " - Pheobe Cole 




A PICTURE IS 
A POEM 
WITHOUT 

WORDS" -HORACE 




TALENTED 

Simmons students live in a 
great area for inspiration. 
Boston has so much beauty to 
be found from the CITGO Sign 
to the Charles, the Prudential 
Center to the North End. There 
is no end to the inspiration of 
this city. 



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The mission of the Art & Music Liasion is to 
enhance the Simmons Community with Art and 
Music events. 

President: Yasmina Kamal 
Vice President: Tarra Marino 
Treasurer: Bridget Hudson 
Secretary: Chelsea Verria 
SGA Senator: Emma Brightbill 



Alliance 



Art& Music Liasion 




The Biology Liaison is made up of students who 
share a passion for the study of biology. Their 
goal is to expose members to academic and 
career oppourtunities in biology. This club 
allows students to interact with their peers and 
the scientific community as Simmons. 

President: Hannah Gilman 
Vice President: Amanda Maffa 
Treasurer: Kristie Eaton 
SGA Senator: Hannah Gilman 



Asian student Association 



Biology Liasion 



organizations 



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0RGANIZAXIONSi£ 




Black Student Organization 




CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD 



seen 




Playing casino games in 
Alumnae is a great way to 
spend a cold winter night. 



heard, 




A NIGHT AT ALUMNAE 
FOLLOWED UP BY SOME 
FOOD AT QUADS I DE- 
PERFECT - 

noted, 

CAB plans some 

amazing events for the 

Simmons Community 

quoted. 

"Relaxing in the pool 
watching movies is a 
such a cool idea" 



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The Catholic Student Association is dedicated 
to fostering a sense of Catholic community on 
campus through worship, dialogue, and public 
service, in order to broaden the social, spiritual, 
and intellectual horizons of its memebers. 

President: Meghan O'Beirne 
Vice President: Vanessa Poirier 
Treasurer: Meghan O'Beirne 




CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION 



CHEMISTRY/PHYSICS LIASION 




CEO 




hmmons College 



e uompany 



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OrganizaiionsX^ 




Economics Liasion 




ENGLISH LIASION 



seen 





Representing Simmons at the 

Breast Cancer Awareness 

Walk 



heard, 

SCDC PUTS ON AMAZING 

SHOWS EVERY 

YEAR... ALWAYS WORTH IT 



noted, 




CEO brought Sierra Bender 

to campus for a great 

workshop this year! 




"Organizations are a 
great way to meet new 
people- there is 
something for 
everybody!" 



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GOSPEL CHOIR 



HILLEL 



The History Liaison is interested in the impact 
of history on our lives, preserving important 
historical traditions not only of Boston but of 
Simmons College, and publicizing the value of 
studying history. 

President: Ingrid Yu 

Vice President: Lauren Middleman 

Treasurer: Amy Tai 

Secretary: Anna Dubey 

SGA Senator: Emme Rosenberg 




HISTORY LIASION 



HONORS LIASION 



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Organization^ 



SIMMONS ISLAMIC SOCIETY 



OMMITTEE 



seen, 






Taking a break from the 
festivities with snacks. 



heard, 

The Gospel Choir 
practices hard and 
produces results 




noted, 




Academic liaisons are 

great ways to further 

your academic interests 



quoted. 



"Like Minds fosters 
respect for everyone 
regardless of 
differences" 



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Microcosm 



Model UN 





Nursing Association 



NUTRITION LIASION 



J. 



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ORGANIZMlMSjVbP 




ORGANIZACION LATINO AMERICANA 



The Psychology Liaison's purpose is to provide 
an ongoing flow of communication between 
faculty and students in the areas of curriculum, 
departmental policies, and psychology oriented 
activities within the community. 

Treasurer: Natasha Nairn 
SGA Senator: Melissa Hanan 



PSYCHOLOGY LlASION 




Amnesty International 



heard, 



Model UN advances 
understanding of the 
United Nations 



noted, 




The Nutrition Liaison 

educates the student body 

on all aspects of health 

quoted. 

"I made some of my best 
friends through clubs." 



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RHA 




Rooted in love christian fellowship 




Sidelines, the Simmons College Literary and 
Art Magazine, is an annual magazine published 
to showcase the talent and creativity of the 
Simmons student body. 

Editor in Chief: Megan Rinker, Kalie Wilkerson 



SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY CLUB 



SIDELINES MAGAZINE 



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ORGANIZATIMSiS 



THE SIRENS 



SIMMONS VOICE 






Simmons Sirens wow with 

other a capella groups at their 

Spring Concert 




heard, 






The Simmons Voice reports 
on all events and 
information pertaining to 
Simmons 



note 




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Sidelines is a great way 

to display your 

creativity! 

quoted. 

"I love joining clubs at 
Simmons, it helps me 
stay active" 



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seen, 





Honors Liaison takes an 
excursion 



heard, 

Congrats to SWAG on 
the Amazing Job with 
Vagina Monologues 

noted, 

The Women's Center 

got a name change and 

are SWAG now 

quoted. 

"Simmons students are 
constantly innovating, 
which is what makes the 
organizations so 
amazing" 




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holmes 




"SWEAT IT OUT" 



The gym is where we go to work out, 

to de-stress, and to have fun. Not only 

does the gym offer weight rooms, 

squash courts, ellipticals, and 

treadmills, but also LEAP classes. 

Zumba, Spinning, Cardio Kick, and 

Yoga are offered. It is a fun way to 

work out and get your heart 

pumping! 



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Jessica Thomas, Leah Davis, Shae Riley, 
Hannah May, Liz O'Connor, Alex Acloque, 
Brittany Dolloff, Olivia LaCroix, Erica 
Rowden, Georgia Kostopoulos 



Captains: Alex Acloque, Jessica Thomas, Brittany Dolloff 




basketball 



Record Overall: 4-20, GNAC: 1-12 
at Gordon L, 55-46; 
at Castleton Tip-Off Tournament L, 81-53; 
at Ca stleton Tip-Off Tornament L, 53-39; 

at Clark L, 71-44; 

Wentworth W, 53-50; 

Fitchburg State L, 68-48; 

UMass Dartmouth L, 68-38; 

at MITL, 69-65; 

Mount Holyoke L, 55-33; 

at Lesley W, 76-34; 

at Mount Ida*L, 69-57; 

Johnson and Wales*L, 56-49; 

Saint Joseph Conn.*L, 77-64; 

at Anna Maria* W, 63-58; 

Suffolk* L, 54-41; 

at Lasell* L, 56-50; 

Saint Joseph's Maine* L, 72-38; 

at Emmanuel* L, 69-56; 

Albertus Magnus* L, 68-49; 

at Rivier* L, 72-56; 

at Norwich* L, 68-65; 

Emerson* L, 63-51; 

Fisher W, 93-24; 

at Pine Manor* L, 65-63; 









scoreboard 

Textile River Regatta 

New Hampshire Championships 

Head of the Charles Regatta 

Head of the Charles Regatta 

Seven Sisters Regatta 

Florida Tech 

Tufts, Mount Holyoke, Vermont 

Holy Cross 

Donahue Cup 

Clark Invitional— Clark, Mount 

Holyoke, Franklin & Marshall 

MIT Lightweights, Buffalo 

Lightweights 

Maiden River Spirit Regatta 

New England Rowing Championships 

ECAC Nional Invitional Regatta 

*see website for results 



crew 




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* ( .. 

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Katelyn Allen, Anastasia Arena, Emily Belanger, Andrea Breen, 

Rebecca Brown, Alison Carr, Mary Commisso, Nina Culver, Chloe 

Davis, Jess Dowler, Colleen DuBois,Farah Etienne, Bre Glynn, Sydney 

Goldstein, Christine Gronberg, Emily Hagens, Kate Hale, Sarah 

Herman, Laura Jungreis, Alexandra Kruzel, Lauren Lane, Laura Matt, 

Taylor Nealand, Audrey Purcell, Cindy Reynolds, Anna Rowse, 

Hannah Russell, Emily Smalheiser, Anisa Swei, Emily 

Vansteenbergen, Hannah Vaux, Aris Walker, Jane Walsh, Eva Weber 






Stephanie Bitzas, Molly Bohannon, 

Lila Callaghan, Jen Collins, Amy 

Davis, Chloe Davis, Joleigh Ferro, 

Elise Grover, Anne Karasek, 

Whitney Leonard, Lea Monahan, 

Rachael Mullen, Suzie Quinlan, 

Amelia Scheck, Kara Silva, Andree 

Sime, Marissa Soucy, Meredith 

Williams, Hillary Wong, Liz 

Zamagni 



Elms and Gordon, W 96-30 

(Elms), 69-58 (Gordon) 

New England, L 150-121 

Wellesley, L 218-77 

Babson,L 152-118 

GNAC, W 

Mt. Holyoke, L 154-137 

UMass Dartmouth, W 128-97 

Regis, W 150-102 

Saint Joseph's Maine, W 

166-87 

Westfield State, W 150-144 

WNEC, W 173-89 

Plymouth State, W 148.5-131.5 

* The season was still in 
progress at the time of 
publication 



Captains: Suzie Quinlan 
and Steph Bitzas 









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Allison Bodek, Spenser Bowers, Rosanna Driscoll, Kristi Mielbye, Julie Ngo, 
Heather Rotti, Sabrina Salmela, Andree Sime, Margaret Teague, Rachel Sweeney 




scoreboard 



Wheaton, L 9-0 
Wesleyan, L 6-3 
Brandeis, L 9-0 
Mt. Holyoke, W 5-4 
St. Joseph Conn., W 9-0 





CD 





Captain: Sabrina Salmela 



Mt. Ida, W 9-0 

Emerson, W 6-3 

Emmanuel, W 8-1 

Johnson and Wales, W 7-2 

Suffolk, W 8-1 

Albertus Magnus, W 9 

Colby, W 7-2 

Anna Maria, W 9-0 

Johnson & Wales, W 5-0 

GNAC Championship, W 6-3 

Clark 

Babson 

MIT 

Springfield 

Endicott 

NCAA Tournament 



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Despite a strong start to their season, Simmons Sharks were edged out 
in the GNAC Quarterfinals by number 2 seed Saint Joseph's. The 
Sharks did see Captain Katelyn Tighe named to the GNAC Second 
Team, after three very successful years playing Simmons field hockey. 



Captains: Katelyn 

Tighe, Sasha 

Reilly, and Lee 

Sutherland 




field hockey 





Kelly Fisher, Caroline Bishop, Kelly 
Williamson, Sasha Reilly, Carena 
Wong, Avery Hines, Monica 
Doucette, Lee Sutherland, Courtney 
Cappadona, Aslyn Dindorf, 
Courtney St. Pierre, Meghan Fay, 
Mercedes Godin, Seneca 
Martensson, Katelyn Tighe, Renna 
Smith 




scoreboard 



Overall Record: 9-11 
North Atlantic Conference: 4-5 

Western New England W, 4-3 

Wheelock W, 6-0 

MIT L, 6-0 

Salve Regina W, 2-1 OT 

Regis W, 8-1 

Saint Joseph's Maine** L, 3-2 

Wheaton L, 3-1 

Bay Path W, 4-2 

Maine-Farmington** L, 1-0 

Thomas** L, 3-2 

Smith L, 4-0 

New England** L, 1-0 

Rivier** W, 9-4 

Colby-Sawyer** W, 4-2 

Mount Holyoke L, 7-1 

Husson** W, 7-6 

Castleton** L, 6-3 

Lasell** W, 4-2 

WPI, 2-0 

Saint Joseph's College of Maine 

L,3-l 
**North Atlantic Conference 

Game 




The soccer team had four players named to the GNAC All-Conference 

Team, Justine Beauchamp was named to the first team for the second 

year. Katie McCarthy was named to the second team. Desh Perera and 

Ashley Wheeler were named to the All-Conference third team. The 

Sharks ended the season with a hard fought game that ended in a loss 

for Simmons against Albertus Magnus in the Great Northeast Atllantic 

Conferene Quarterfinals. 





Captains: 

Ashley Wheeler and 

Justine Beauchamp 



CJ Trevenen, Ashley Wheeler, Michaela Schiling, 
Carolyn Berndt, Mandy Walke, Justine Beauchamp, 
Kaitlyn Turmelle, Melissa Ann Rowe, Jennifer 
Prescott, Wellie Antonellis, Desh Perera, Kristin 
Bombard, Jennie Holloway, Erin Mannion, Keri 
Acheson, Chelsea Hersey, Kristin Moccia, Kristyn 
Heuslein, Paige Wilcox, Katie McCarthy, Meredith 
Riker, Ally Ayotte, Alma-Lynn Dupont, Alie Hill 




soccer 



scoreboard 



Overall Record: 7-4-3 
Great Northeast Athletic 
Conference: 6-4-2 

MIT L, 3-1 

WNEC W, 4-2 

Rensselaer Classic vs. RPI L, 4-2 

Rensselaer Classic vs. Union L, 3-0 

Anna Maria W, 8-0 

Saint Joseph Conn. L, 1-0 

Albertus Magnus L, 2-1 

Rivier W, 1-0 

Saint Joseph's Maine L, 3-2 

Lasell L, 4-0 

Norwich T, 1-1 

Emmanuel W, 2-0 

Pine Manor W, 1-0 

Suffolk T, 0-0 



Mount Ida W, 4-0 
Emerson W, 2-0 
Johnson and Wales W, 1-0 
Wellesley T, 0-0 
Albertus Magnus L, 2-1 
*Great Northeast Athletic 
Conference Game 





Kina Wilbur Kamien, Kelly 

Last, Kate Fionte, Nafeesa 

Connolly, Megan Chamberlin, 

Caroline Boyd, Piso Mohlala, 

Meaghan Flynn, Sandy Lor, 

Taylor Nisbet, Rossi Fish, 

Morgan Powell, Krista Evans, 

Rachel Dufault 

Captains: Morgan Powell, 
Rachel Dufault, Kate Fionte 



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scoreboard 




Record Overall: 20-10 
Great Northeast Athletic 
Conference 9-4 

Bay Path W, 3-0 
Bay Path W, 3-0 
Gordon College L, 3-2 
Framingham State College W, 
Newbury W, 3-0 
Norwich* W, 3-2 
Suffolk* W, 3-0 

Massachusetts Maritime W, 3- 
MIT L, 3-1 
Clark W, 3-2 
Bridgewater State W, 3-0 
Albertus Magnus* W, 3-0 
Anna Maria* W, 3-0 



UMass DartmouthL, 3-2 

Southern Vermont L, 3-0 

Lasell* W, 3-0 

Saint Joseph's Maine* W, 3-0 

Worcester State W, 3-1 

Regis W, 3-0 

Emerson* L, 3-0 

3-0 Eastern NazareneW, 3-1 

Emmanuel* L, 3-1 

Colby-Sawyer L, 3-0 

Mount Ida* W, 3-2 

Rivier* L, 3-1 

Pine Manor* W, 3-1 

Johnson and Wales* L, 3-1 

St. Joseph CT W, 3-0 

Norwich W, 3-2 

Emerson L, 3-1 




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ou did it! Congratulations! Four years at Simmons 
have gone and your hard work and perserverance has paid 

off! You are graduating! You are entering the work world 

and will be putting your knowledge and learning to the test. 

Don't worry and don't be scared. You are well prepared for 

this. The faculty and staff at Simmons and your hard work 

have made sure of that. You are ready to take your place in 

the world and make a difference. You have a support 

system here at Simmons and never forget that you are 

strong and powerful! You can do absolutely anything as 

long as you can dream it. You already have all the tools to 

make your dreams come true. From all of us here at 

Simmons, we wish you luck and believe in you! 



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2012 






MISSION 



The purpose of the Class of 2012 is to plan events and 
activities that benefit students in the class of 2012 and 
the entire Simmons Community. They plan events for 
the Senior Class, most notably, Senior Week Activities. 



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CONGRATS 

Congratulations to the 
class of 2012! In order to 
congratulate the seniors 
the class of 2012 plans 
events to enjoy their 
senior year. From a trip 
to Foxwoods and mixers, 
and cruises to field trips 
there are so many fun 
things to be involved 
with. 

events: 

Madewell Private Shopping 
Party with Simmons 
College Seniors 

Spa Nights for all students 

Senior Faculty Toast 

Sierra Bender Day of 
Empowerment Workshop 
(Co-sponsored with CEO) 

50 Days Trip to Foxwoods 
Casino 

Senior Faculty Banquet 

and .... 

SENIOR WEEK! 



student profiles 







Andrea 
Varrasso is the 
President of the 
Class of 2012. 



Krista Evans is 
the secretary for 
the Class of 
2012 



The Vice 
President of the 
Class of 2012 is 
Elizabeth 
Balzano. 



The treasurer of 
the Class of 012 
is Alexandra 
Hakim 



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seniors 





Nahid Abhar 




Olga Alarcon 




Minni Shreya 
Arumugam 




Alexandrah 
Acloque 




Caliroy Alepede 




Elizabeth Atkins 




Alanoud Al Saud 




Rhodothea Alepede 




Kerein Barrera 




Salima Al-Alwi 




Ankhzaya 
Ariunbold 




Otatade Bello 







Elizabeth Bellofatto 



Denise Benson 



Laura Biren 



Stephanie Bitzas 







Rachel Bograd 



Erinn Boon 



Stacey Bottex 



Laura Brenner 




Gisela Renata 
Bryan 




Candice Byers 




Bethsaida Cadet 




Heather Campos 



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seniors 





Elizabeth Caron 




Jennifer Charness 





Jenna Catrombone 




Alana Clark 





Connie Chan 




Amanda Clukey 





Amy Charlton 




Samantha Cohen 




Maria Costigan 



Amanda Craig 



Sarah Cyr-Mutty 



Anna D'Avanzo 



SHARE YOUR SENIOR STORYLINE 



"There were many reasons why I ultimately decided to come to 
Simmons over other institutions, but it was the personalization that 
first hooked me. When I got my acceptance packet in the mail there 
was a letter that told me why I was wanted as part of the Simmons 
community, including what was mentioned in my application, essays, 
and letters of recommendation. I was so impressed that not only had 
Simmons read my application, but they took the time to write me back 
such a thoughtful response". 

-Carolyn Noyes 






Elizabeth Dahlgren 



Alexandra Daum 



Caitlin Davis 



Samantha Decotes 




Erika Del Rosario 






Giovanna Depaula- 
Santos 



Jessica Deres 



Bianca Dichiaro 



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seniors 





Paige Dimambro 




Kelly Fanning 





Madeline Eagan 




Katherine Fionte 





Marie Etienne 




Kristie Flaherty 





Krista Evans 




Kellianne 
Flanagan 




Lauren Fleming 



Kayla Fleurent 



Meaghan Flynn 



Tammy Ford 



>7 







Rebecca Freer 



Kelly Garrity 



Hannah Gilman 



Hillary Gluskin 







Chelsea Gordon 



Karen Goudreau 



Caroline Grainger 



Vanessa Greene 




Sara Hanna 




Kathleen Harrell 




Megan Heber 




Jacqueline 
Hernandez 



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seniors 





Chelsea Hersey 




Stephanie Hunt 





Ashley Hiniker 




Lauren Hutchinson 





Samantha 
Hodgkins 




Emily Huynh 





Oksana Hradyska 




Tatiana Johnson 




Jillian Jones 



Beatriz Jorge Iun 



Juliana Joseph 



Sairah Joseph 



SHARE YOUR SENIOR STORYLINE 




Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life 
you have imagined". 

-Henry David Thoreau 








Jacquelyn Kahn 



Abby Kallgren 



Maria Kaplaukhova 



Sonja Kay 







Anuja KC 



Brina Kelly 



Elizabeth Kinney 



Gabrielle Krach 



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seniors 



Fiona La 



Victoria Lee 



Peregrine 
Macdonald 



aass~ofOT2 





Deana Lafauci 





Whitney Leonard 





Molly Mackay 




Claire Laprade 




Caroline Lew 




Amanda Maffa 




Katherine 
Lauretano 




Athena Lynch 




Stephanie 
Magalhaes 



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SHARE YOUR SENIOR STORYLINE 



7 chose Simmons College because I have a passion for institutions 
that support women. Once I stepped on campus I knew it was a college 
filled with a strong, intelligent, and driven student body and faculty. It 
has been a positive community for me to grow into an independent 
women. I have made many friends and connections I will never forget" . 

- Meghan McCabe 







Tania Martins 



Stephanie Mcbain 



Meghan Mccabe 



Megan Mcdonnell 




Katharine 
McGraves-Lloyd 




Maura Mckenna 




Amanda 
Mclaughlin 




Mikaela McSherry 



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seniors 





Caitlin Millett 




Camille Mell- Catherine Mezynski Emily Michalakes 

Williams 





Tanja Milojevic 






Kathryn Mitchell 




Sarah Mileikis 




Kyle Montgomery- 
Murphy 




Christine Morrissey 



Sarah Morse 



Cara Mucci 



Lauren Mosca 



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SHARE YOUR SENIOR STORYLINE 






Kristen Naczi Lyndsey Nadeau 





Natasha Nairn 



Hanah Nasri 







Rachel Nelson 



Emese Nemeth 



Mimi Nguyen 



Anastasia Nicolaou 



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seniors 





Naoko Nishikawa 




Kate O'neil 





Carolyn Noyes 




Elizabeth Olney 





Meghan O'Beirne 




Jieyu Ou 





Hilary O'Connell 




Zakiya Owens- 
Ervin 




Joana Paolino 



Puja Patel 



Alyssa Peters 



Melissa Pettini 



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SHARE YOUR SENIOR STORYLINE 



As a 'non-traditional student' going back to school after 25+ years, I chose 
Simmons College because of the Dix Scholar Program. As excited as I was to 
have the opportunity to further my education, it was also very daunting. Because 
of the Dix Scholar Program, I was able to take this huge step as the inspiration of 
having people around me the same age and common interests eased my anxiety. 

Simmons College was the perfect choice for me, not only because of the Dix 
Scholar Program, but the for the excellence of its' professional teaching staff, 
untarnished reputation and diversification. 
Thank you Simmons! 

Paula R. Bright 







Linh Pham 



Melinda Pinto 



Anna Pozharny 



Susannah Quinlan 







Leslie Ramirez 



Sharon Ramot 



Kayley Rees 



Alexandra Reilly 



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seniors 





Sandra Ribas 




Cortney Robillard 




Jessica Sanieoff 




Megan Rinker 




Rebecca Rocheleau 





Hannah Rittershaus 




Jillian Ruddock 




Samantha Schenk 



Fiara Sealy 



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Alyssa Rizzo 




Mikaela Sandhoff 




Katherine 
Senneville 



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SHARE YOUR SENIOR STORYLINE 



"I chose Simmons because when I visited campus it felt like home. The 
community was friendly , faculty seemed to truly care about me as an individual, 
students wanted to be engaged and were excited about the opportunities they 
were given, the academics were rigorous and would help me grow as an academic 
and prepare me for my future, and the campus was beautiful. When I walked 
into 300 The Fenway, I could see myself living here for the next four years 
growing into the person I had always wanted to become and being able to 
succeed". 

-Samantha Schenk 







Rita Shah 



Emily Shalhoob 



Jenalee Shepherd- 
Morse 



Sayaka Shishido 







Emily Simon 



Edina Skaljic 



Dana Smith 



Sara Smith 



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seniors 





Kathryn Snell 




Olivia Stevens 





Monica Souza 




Alexandra Strakus 





Sara Stankiewicz 




Shi Su 





Whitney Stanley 




Laura Surprenant 




Seimith Suth 



Lee Sutherland 



Margaret Taylor 



Katrina Thistle 



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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the 

stars ". 
~Les Brown 







Jessica Thomas 



Avitree Tobarran 



Annie Tran 



Suzanne Tremblay 







Melissa Trieu 



Anh Truong 



Lindsay Twohig 



Sarah Vaccaro 



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seniors 





Taylor 
Vanderwoude 




Amanda Walke 





Andrea Varrasso 




Rebecca Warmer 





Katelyn 
Vasconcelos 




Melissa Walter 





Briana Vittorini 




Jacqueline 
Weinand 




Yao Wen 



Ashley Wheeler 



Lindsay Winkler 



Megan Winslow 



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Graduation is a time of completion, of finishing, of an ending, 
however, it is also a time of celebration of achievement and a 

beginning for the new graduate". 

Congratulations! 



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Thank you to the Seniors 
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remember when... 







the new deans had their 
investitures? 




we didn't have school for a 
month because of snow? 







there was the old Box 

Office in the Student 

Activities Center!? 




Stormy didn't have a name? 



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In September 2010, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage created a YouTube 
video with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for young people facing 
harassment. In response to a number of students taking their own lives after being 
bullied in school, they wanted to create a personal way for supporters everywhere to 
tell LGBT youth that, yes, it does indeed get better. 

More than a year later, the It Gets Better Project™ has turned into a worldwide 
movement, inspiring more than 30,000 user-created videos viewed more than 40 
million times. To date, the project has received submissions from celebrities, 
organizations, activists, politicians and media personalities, including President 
Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Adam Lambert, 
Anne Hathaway, Colin Farrell, Matthew Morrison of "Glee", Joe Jonas, Joel Madden, 
Ke$ha, Sarah Silverman, Tim Gunn, Ellen DeGeneres, Suze Orman, the staffs of The 
Gap, Google, Facebook, Pixar, the Broadway community, and many more. For us, 
every video changes a life. It doesn't matter who makes it. 

ItGetsBetter.org is a place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi, or trans can 
see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future. It's a place where our 
straight allies can visit and support their friends and family members. It's a place 
where people can share their stories, take the It Gets Better Project pledge and watch 
videos of love and support. 







"I got involved with "It Gets 
Better" because I was familiar 
with Dan Savage's campaign and 
knew how powerful it was. I 
wanted to bring something 
similar to the Simmons 
community. The first meeting was 
what really encouraged me to 
stay on board with the project. 
There was the best mix of faculty, staff, and students that I had 
ever seen at a meeting. Knowing that we were all interested in the 
same cause made this gathering that much more powerful, and I 
knew I wanted to be involved in any way I could. 

The project took off right as the Spring semester started. There was 
a lot of momentum from all the filming that had happened even 
before the first day of classes, and energy was high. As a member 
of the Internal Communications sub-committee, I helped with 
tabling and the picture campaign. I also prepared a few 
informational questions and answers to hand out at the table that 
focused on practical ways to make it better in the present moment. 
Going forward, we'll be rebuilding the energy for the launch." 



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take the pledge 

Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my 

friends, family and neighbors. I'll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at 

school and at work. I'll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other bullied teens by letting 

them know that "It Gets Better." 
sign the pledge online at http://www.itgetsbetter.org/pledge 



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What's Poppin'? 

The Pop Culture Universe in 

2011-2012 

If we have learned one thing this year, 

it is that many things are rapidly 

changing, while others are remaining 

all too the same. From the death of 

icons, to weddings, and the end of a 

saga, the pop culture world appears to 

have never stopped buzzing. 




The New It Couple: Prince William and Kate 
Middleton married in April. People all over 
the world tuned in to watch the wedding. 
Stores were even selling notepads, mugs, and 
spoons with Prince William and Kate's faces. 



The End of an Era: The Harry Potter saga 
ended in July much to the sadness of its 
fans. It is hard to say what will take its 
place. Hunger Games, anyone? 





Major Deaths Whitney Houston passed 
away February 11th. Other high profile 
deaths included Steve Jobs (October 
5th) and Amy Winehouse (July 23rd). 



The Biggest Movies and Songs of 2011 




The Biggest Movies of 
2011 include: 

The Artist 

War Horse 

The Descendents 

The Help 

Hugo 

Drive 

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 

Moneyball 

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The Biggest Songs of 2011: 
"Rolling In the Deep" by Adele 
"Someone Like You" by Adele 
"Firework" by Katy Perry 
"E.T." by Katy Perry 
"Pumped up Kicks" by Foster the 
People 

"Give Me Everything" by Pitbull 
"Born This Way" by Lady Gaga 
""Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO 
"Superbass" by Nicki Minaj 
"We Found Love" by Rihanna 



The Economy Drama Continues: 
Congress found itself in a budget 
gridlock last summer, and our 
Credit Rating was downgraded. 



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The Year In Politics 

As the next election year approaches, 
and the Republican Primary is 
fought out, we watch with bated 
breath to see the fate of the United 
States. This year, Osama bin Laden 
was found and killed, more progress 
was made in gay rights, and our 
country faced even more economic 
problems. 




Gay Equality Progress Gay marraige was 
ratified in New York and Washington. 



Finally Found On May 2, 2011, just 
under 10 years after the events of 
9/11, Osama bin Laden was found 
and killed by US Navy SEALs and 
CIA operatives in Pakistan. He was 
buried at sea. 



The Biggest Books and TV Shows of 2011 




The Biggest Books of 2011 

include: The Girl With the 

Dragon Tattoo, Stieg 

Larsson 

The Girl Who Played with 

Fire, Stieg Larsson 

The Girl Who Kicked the 

Hornet's Nest, Stieg Larsson 

Decision Point's, George W. Bush 

The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, 

Jeff Kinney 




The Biggest TV Shows of 
2011 include: 
The Walking Dead 
Game of Thrones 
Spartacus: Vengeance 
The Big Bang Theory 
How I Met Your Mother 
Touch 

Once Upon a Time 
Pretty Little Liars 
The Vampire Diaries 
Supernatural 



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Decades before women in America gained the right to vote, Boston businessman 
John Simmons had a revolutionary idea — that women should be able to earn 
independent livelihoods and lead meaningful lives. It was this same spirit of 
inclusion and empowerment that produced the first African- American Simmons 
graduate in 1914, and made Simmons one of the only private colleges that did not 
impose admission quotas on Jewish students during the first half of the 1900s. 

Since 1899, Simmons has offered a pioneering liberal arts education for 
undergraduate women integrated with professional work experience. Today, 
Simmons also encompasses the many benefits of a small university, including 
renowned coeducational graduate programs in health studies, education, liberal 
arts, communications management, social work, and library and information 
science. We also offer an MBA program designed specifically for women. 

For more than 100 years, a Simmons education has integrated professional 
preparation, intellectual exploration, and community orientation, because all three 
approaches are necessary for success. At Simmons, we value the many dimensions 
of identity — including race, class, ethnicity, and sexual identity — and reflect that 
in our curriculum, affiliated organizations, and community partnerships. 

Simmons consistently ranks among the nation's top schools in its category in the 
US New & World Report annual survey, and is included in the Princeton Review 
"Best 361 Colleges." That's no surprise. Simmons educates people who share a 
passion for learning, a commitment to community, and the determination to make 
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letter from the 

editor 

Dear Simmons College, 

The work that has been put into this book is incredible. This has been one of the largest and 
longest projects I have ever been a part of. When Micayla Boari, the Editor-in-Chief went to 
Italy for the semester, I had no idea what I was taking on when I took over the position from 
her. I have learned so much through this process and it has been extremely rewarding. 
With such a small staff it is incredibly difficult to put together a cohesive and visually 
appealing book, but this year we were able to create a stunning book thanks to the help of 
everyone on the Microcosm staff. A special thanks to all the staff that showed up on Sunday 
afternoons to help me out. I couldn't have done my job without you. 

I would especially like to thank Susan Chudd , our advisor and Tom Keeley, our representative 
for all of the help they have given me this semester. Also, to all of the students who submitted 
pictures, the yearbook wouldn't be complete without your help. I hope everybody enjoys this 
book as much as I enjoyed making it.